Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease which causes inflammation in the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. In some cases insulating cover of these nerve cells is damaged as well. This disease causes physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Other names of Multiple Sclerosis (MS):

  • Disseminated Sclerosis
  • Encephalomyelitis Disseminata

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms

Symptoms of every patient of Multiple Sclerosis is different. No two patients of this rare disease have same symptoms. But most common symptoms are following

  • Vision Problems
  • Tingling & Numbness
  • Pain & Spasms
  • Fatigue & Weakness
  • Weakness in only one arm or leg
  • Balance Problems & Dizziness
  • Bladder, Bowel & Sexual Dysfunction
  • Cognitive problems such as memory problems, shortened attention span, language problems, difficulty staying organized.
  • Emotional Health problems like Depression and mood swings.

Some other symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are

  • Hearing loss
  • Trouble in swallowing food
  • Seizures
  • Breathing problems
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Slurred speech

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis can be done by performing some tests like

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): It detects the dead areas in brain and spinal cord.
  • Eye exam: This test checks for distortions in the inner eye and response times
  • Spinal tap: In this test a sample of spinal fluid is taken with a long needle and tested
  • Evoked Potential Tests for Multiple Sclerosis: This is a painless test to measure electrical activity in the brain.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) differs from person to person depending on the symptoms he/she is facing. There are a number of drug therapies and steroids which can be prescribed only by a specialist doctor. 

Plasma Exchange is another possible option to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

There are a number of alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). But we suggest you to ask your doctor before putting you to risk of such treatments. Acupuncture has also shown some positive results in getting relief from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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